5.22.2012

Two Swims, An Interview and New Goggles

I had one swim in the chlorine and one in the salt today.  This morning I did 8,000 yards at the pool.  Here is the workout:

2,000 warm up (alternate free and back)
500 kick w/fins
1,000 pull
1,000 swim
500 kick w/fins
1,000 pull
1,000 swim
500 kick w/fins
500 cool down

I was asked to be interviewed on "The Morning Swim Show" this morning and had fun talking about the Safer Swimmer and telling my story about how it, and my friends, helped get me safely to shore when I had hypothermia.  I even worked in a mention of the Wasatch Front Polar Bear Club!  The interview should be online tomorrow.

I met Kris, Etsuko and Jen at the GSL marina this afternoon.  It had been a beautiful, sunny day all day until I pulled into the marina.  Almost instantly the sky went dark and the wind started to blow.  It looked like it would rain, but never did.

Kris and Jen were new to the GSL, so we took it easy and just swam out to the white buoy and back.  I spent a lot of time talking to Kris and just enjoyed being out in the water.  Kris was having a blast and I think she is hooked!


Since I already swam this morning, I didn't feel bad about swimming just under a mile today.  I could have taken off and done my own thing but it was a lot of fun to swim with some GSL "newbies".  Here is the link to my Hydro Tracker workout:   http://www.finisinc.com/streamline/share/workout/view/4fbc4a0c7a59e

The folks at Aqua Gear sent me some Speedo Hydrospex 2 goggles to review.  I tried them out at the pool this morning (they are not really designed for pool swimming) and I took them for a spin at the marina.  They are kind of similar to the TYR Nest Pro goggles that I have been wearing lately and, so far, I really like the Hydrospex.  Check out my full review here.

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